Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Put a Smile On Your Child's Face This Valentine's Day w/ a Cuddly New Friend from Build-A-Bear Workshop -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Do you pick your children up little goodies or surprises for Valentine's Day?  Before I had children of my own, I always thought of Valentine's Day just for couples.  But, now with two girls of our own, we can't help but celebrate them and how they made our family whole on this special holiday.  Like I shared in an earlier post, my husband surprised the girls and I will an upcoming weekend getaway to Boston, including a trip to the Langham Hotel for their popular Chocolate Bar.  In addition to picking up a gift and greeting card for my husband, I couldn't resist picking up a few extra greeting cards for the girls and some for them to sign or scribble their names with :-) to send to Nana and Papa. 

You can't just give a card as a gift on a special holiday, can you?  No!!!!  That is why I ended up stopping by our local Build-A-Bear Workshop this past weekend and picked up a few cuddly pals to put in a goodie bag I have filled with coloring books, chocolate and a few other goodies, to remind the girls just how much they mean to their Daddy and I, and that we LOVE them -- THIS MUCH!!!!!!

I totally forget that Build-a-Bear adds new bears each month, especially during the holidays -- I guess I am still recovering from Christmas and all the new toys and plush bears the girls got.  But, after seeing a press release come through with the cute cuddly new additions for Valentine's Day from Build-A-Bear, I couldn't help but reach out and ask for a review sample and giveaway to run for my readers.  The kind folks at Build-A-Bear sent me their Hello Kitty® ($23) in her Pink Hearts Dress ($10.50), White Sequin Flats ($7.50), and Hello Kitty Sequin Purse ($6.50), as well as offered to give one lucky reader a $25 Bear Buck$® Gift Card (scroll down to enter the giveaway).  

My girls are still not at the stage that they will share toys, so we continue to buy duplicates.  So, when I went to the local Build-A-Bear store this past weekend, I picked up another Hello Kitty®, to keep the peace, as well as this cute little guy -- the Hearted Lion ($20):

Here are other cute plush bears that are sure to put a smile on your child's face when you surprise them this Valentine's Day:

A Million Gifts to make them Smile

Fall in love with Big Hearts Bear ($18) and Big Top Bearemy® ($18). Big Hearts Bear is ready for a date in her favorite Red Ruffle Dress ($12.50), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50), Sequin Heart Purse ($5) and Red Sequin Bows ($3, 2 piece). Dress Big Top Bearemy in a Tuxedo T-shirt ($7), Classic Jeans ($5), and Black Canvas High-Tops ($7.50). Together, this darling duo makes the perfect gift. Plus you can add a Rose Bouquet ($3.50) to any furry friend!
Tons of Love Elephant ($20) is ready for Valentine’s Day in her Sequin Heart Dot Tee & Tutu Outfit ($12.50, 2 piece), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50), Sequin Heart Purse ($5) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50). Huge Hearted Lion ($20) is breaking hearts in his Heartthrob Hoodie ($7.50), Classic Jeans ($5), Black Canvas High-Tops ($7.50), Be Mine Pillow ($4.50) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50). Add the realistic feel of a heartbeat to any furry friend for only $6.

Personalized Gifts
Any furry friend can be the perfect Valentine with these lovable fashions and accessories. With more than 30 stuffed animals to choose from (bears, bunnies, dogs, kitties, monkeys and more), and a variety of stylish outfits, accessories, sounds and embroidery options, there is something for everyone and to fit every budget.
Happy Hugs Teddy ($15) shows her love with a Love T-shirt ($5), Studded Denim Skirt ($6.50), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50), Red Sequin Bows ($3, 2 piece) and Sequin Heart Purse ($5). Pawlette Coufur™ ($15) looks festive in a Tulle Heart Fairy Dress ($13.50), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50). Arriving January 17, is huggable Pink Hearts Hello Kitty® ($23) in her Pink Hearts Dress ($10.50), White Sequin Flats ($7.50), and Hello Kitty Sequin Purse ($6.50). Add a message YOU record to make a one in a million gift for only $8 or add an “I Love You” sound for $4!

For a limited time only, add a 1 in a Million heart to any furry friend through Valentine’s Day!
Give your princess an enchanting gift of a Disney Princess Bear ($23). Shown here dressed in a Disney Rapunzel costume ($16). Furever Hearts Bear ($20) is princess chic in her Disney Sleeping Beauty costume ($16) and Pawlette Courfur ($15) looks royal dressed in a Disney Cinderella costume ($16). Add a glow-in-the-dark blonde wig ($7) or Princess Wand ($5) for that perfect princess look.
Satisfy your favorite cookie lover’s sweet tooth with the Girl Scouts® Coconut Caramel Bear ($16) arriving January 31 and Girl Scouts Thin Mints® Bear($16) dressed and ready to earn her badges in a Girl Scouts Stripe Skirt Outfit ($13.50, 2 piece) or Girl Scout Hoodie & Skirt Outfit ($13.50, 2 piece) and White Sparkle Tennis Shoes ($7.50).

Small Acts of Love
These build-a-bear smallfrys® are limited edition, small-sized, pre-stuffed pals to show someone just how much you care. Choose from Be Mine Bear,Hugs-A-Plenty Puppy, or XOXO Kitty ($10 each) and dress them in the Bear  Hugs Skirt Outfit, Puppy Love Outfit or You’re Purrfect Skirt Outfit ($7 each, 2 piece) to make a heartfelt gift for your Valentine, no matter how big or small.

Give the Build-A-Bear Workshop Experience

Too many choices to just pick just one gift? Give the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience (and a memory that lasts a lifetime) with a Bear Buck$® Gift Card. Gift cards come in a variety of designs and can be purchased for any amount. Gift cards are also available online, just a few clicks away from sending the bear-making experience.

If my husband would let me, I would have bought up each one of these and a few others I saw at the store this weekend.  :-)  Which one do you think your little one would like most?  Enter my giveaway below for a chance to win a $25 Bear Buck$® Gift Card to use towards your next Build-A-Bear purchase.

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I love the Pink Hearts Hello Kitty, and i'd spend the gift card on my daughter!

  2. I love the XOXO Kitty, I would be giving the gift cert to my daughter so she can pick her own.

  3. I love the XOXO Kitty! I would give this to my niece!

  4. I love the hugehearted lion the most. I would take my grandson to build a bear and let him choose what he liked.

  5. I like the Tons of Love elephant and my granddaughter likes the Pink Heart Hello Kitty. Their stuffed animals are just so cute.

  6. I follow you on Pinterest as birdiebee52.